Praying Attention

“It came upon a midnight clear…the glorious songs of old.”…
January 16, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

A Different Kind of Christmas

A question that continues to pursue me is: How do we resist the…
January 14, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

Matron Saint

I had never thought of it before. I was speaking to an oblate…
January 9, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

Pro-Life It

As we begin the new year, 2020, I am reminded of a conversation…
January 7, 2020/by Amanda Hackett


The contrast was remarkable. After 45 days in the rehab unit…
January 2, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

The Best Christmas Present

“Boy 7.”

“Girl 4.”

“Boy 6.”

“Girl 12.”

December 26, 2019/by Amanda Hackett

Thoughts on the Reception of Grace

Great care and concern are to be shown in receiving poor people…
December 19, 2019/by Amanda Hackett

Essential Oils

The topic of Essential Oils has been trending for some time now.…
December 17, 2019/by Amanda Hackett

Always We Begin Anew

"Always we begin anew." – Saint Benedict

When you read this,…
December 12, 2019/by Amanda Hackett

Swimming in Grace

Eugene H. Peterson died on October 20, 2018, but he lives on…
December 10, 2019/by Amanda Hackett

Saying Goodbye

What is the most difficult goodbye you have ever experienced?…
December 3, 2019/by Amanda Hackett

A Mary Experience

I dreamed of being chosen to crown Mary in May. I prayed, “Lovely…
November 28, 2019/by Amanda Hackett

Gratitude is the Season

Just recently while chatting with several sisters during lunch,…
November 26, 2019/by Amanda Hackett

It Was All A Bit Foreign

Years back, I had just returned home after living out of country…
November 19, 2019/by Amanda Hackett

Listening in Silence

“On account of the importance of silence, let permission to…
November 14, 2019/by Amanda Hackett


Have you also wondered how and when we began to become so polarized,…
November 12, 2019/by Amanda Hackett